Grade 6 learners will complete their national written assessment tests by 9th September.
Some schools started the tests on Monday this week. The Kenya Nationa Examinations Council (Knec) made available the assessment materials on the portal for schools to download and administer.
Some schools will start the exams next week. However according to Knec all schools must complete administering the exams by 9th September.
After the tests are done schools will also have till 16th September to upload the learners scores onto a Knec online portal.
The Grade 6 learners have already done their projects and practicals which are also part of the national assessment.
For Grade 6 the practical activity in Art and Craft was about Making a marrionete. In Homescience it was about Stewing.
In Music it was about Performing a folk song. In Science and Technology it was about Modeling a circulatory system. And finally in PE it was about Front crawl in Swimming, Rope skipping and two handed catch in Handball.
Schools are required to upload the project and practical work on the Knec portal by 16th September.
For this summative assessment just like it will be in November, Knec is assessing the thirteen subjects offered at Upper Primary level using five papers of multiple choice questions constituted as follows:
2. English Language;
3. Kiswahili/Kenyan Sign Language;
4. Integrated Science (combines 4 subjects):
i) Science and Technology;
iii) Home Science;
iv) Physical and Health Education.
5. Creative Arts and Social Studies (combines 4 subjects):
ii) Christian Religious Education/Islamic Religious Education/Hindu Religious Education;
iii) Art and Craft;
The learners will sit for their final exam in primary in November this year. The exam will be known as Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).
Primary school results will be determined by the School Based Assessment (SBA), which is done every year in the upper primary classes and the five subject summative national examination.
The learners will have a 60 per cent of the score coming from SBA spread over Grade Four, Five and Six and 40 per cent from the summative report.
The school-based evaluation are done in form of projects, practicals, portfolios and oral assessments to allow learners to demonstrate what they have learnt, these are executed by the classroom teachers guided by Knec.
The Grade 6 learners will study a number of subjects when they join junior secondary school in January next year.
The Grade 6 learners will join junior secondary in January after sitting their final KPSEA exams in primary school this year.
Junior secondary comprise of Grade 7, 8 and 9. Below are compulsory and optional subjects in junior secondary.
2. Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language for learners who are deaf
4. Integrated Science
5. Health Education
6. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education
7. Social Studies
8. Religious Education – learners choose one of the following:
a) Christian Religious Education
b) Islamic Religious Education
c) Hindu Religious Education
9. Business Studies
11. Life Skills Education
12. Sports and Physical Education
Optional Subjects (Minimum 1, Maximum 2)
1. Visual Arts
2. Performing Arts
3. Home Science
4. Computer Science
5. Foreign Languages:
10. Indigenous Languages
11. Kenyan Sign Language
NB: ICT will be a delivery tool for all Subjects